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Wednesday, October 24
 

10:15am

'Publish' A Book: Create An eBook And Learn Ways They Can Be Used In A Classroom

eBooks can be a wonderful resource for your classroom, even better if you or your students are the authors. Come learn how eBooks can enhance your teaching and excite your students. In this workshop learn about several tools to create eBooks, including Apple's iBooks Author and Pages software.


Speakers
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Karen Cavanagh

Technology Integration Specialist, Acton Public Schools
   


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 12:25pm
Red Level 77 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

APPsolutely Accommodating!

Discover how iPod Touches, iPhones, iPads, and the App Store are changing the world of special education. Examine the built-in accessibility features and view a large collection of apps to help students of all abilities communicate ideas, create content, access curriculum, organize info, and track data.


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Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 12:25pm
Red Level 75 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

Creating and Utilizing Google Sites to Engage, Empower and Educate Learners

Utilize a 21st century learning design template and create a Google Site "kit" to guide multidisciplinary, responsive, differentiated project base learning and ePortfolios for your students. Bring your Gmail address, computer and materials related to a unit you want to create or revise for greater student engagement, independence and result.


Speakers
avatar for Maureen Devlin

Maureen Devlin

5th Grade Teacher, Wayland Public Schools
Fifth Grade Teacher at Happy Hollow School in Wayland, MA. Interested in math education, CCSS, learning design, STEAM, brain-friendly education, family, travel, and adventure.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 12:25pm
Red Level 76 West Side West Side

10:15am

Free STEM Resources from the Concord Consortium

Learn to use hundreds of free activities developed by the Concord Consortium for grades 3-14 that integrate probes and models, including the award-winning Molecular Workbench. The Concord Consortium (www.concord.org) is a nonprofit R&D organization in Concord, MA, dedicated to transforming education through technology. Since 1994, we have been building deeply digital tools and learning activities that capture the power of curiosity and create revolutionary new approaches to science, math and engineering education. Our scientifically accurate virtual labs and hands-on digital tools make the invisible visible and explorable in a way that brings out the inner scientist in everyone.



Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 12:25pm
Red Level 73 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
  • Academic Strand STEM
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 50

2:00pm

ASSISTments: Be Informed with Data

Learn how to collect data online and use it to inform instruction. ASSISTments is a free public service of WPI that blends ASSESSment and instructional ASSISTance. Make free accounts and experience the system as a student and a teacher. Develop a routine to use right away in a class.


Speakers
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Cristina Heffernan

ASSISTment Professional Development Specialist


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 77 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Creating Custom Content

Elementary students often need structure when working with technology. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore how teachers can create their own digital worksheets, workbooks, and templates with productivity tools in order to guide younger students through Internet-based projects, scaffold skills, introduce concepts, and differentiate instruction.


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avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
EdTechTeacher Instructor, Edutopia and EdTech Researcher Blogger, TEDx Presenter, Google for Education Certified Trainer, and doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University, Beth leverages her experience with professional development, technology integration, and differentiated instruction... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 75 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

Leading the Way with Technology

FMS is working with technology leaders to provide low cost or no cost technology solutions to build, sustain and promote strategic initiatives. Session leaders will define critical leadership functions from FMS’ 7 Leadership Competencies and the CoSN Technology Leadership Framework and present a number of technology strategies that work.



Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 76 West Side West Side
 
Thursday, October 25
 

10:15am

Engaging Struggling Students-Web2.0

Come learn how to engage your students with Web2.0 tools that may promote creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. Tools such as Symbaloo, Simple Booklet, Xtranormal, Glogster and others will be demonstrated. Samples of student work will be shared. All participants will work on a project of their choosing.


Speakers
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Donna Canuel-Browne

Biology Teacher, Northampton Public Schools
   


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 12:25pm
Red Level 75 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am

Introduction to Elementary and Middle School Robotics

Join us in this fun, hands-on workshop and explore BeeBot, Lego WeDo, and Lego NXT robots and how they can successfully be applied to the K-8 curriculum.


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Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 12:25pm
Red Level 76 West Side West Side

10:15am

Picture Book and Technology Connections

Enjoy a review of what's new in children's picture books. Common Core connections will be made through classroom activities, art projects, and featured websites and technology applications. Participants will leave with a better understanding of current children's literature, as well as a bibliography of reviewed books.


Speakers
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Jeremy Brunaccioni

Classroom Teacher, 38 Conway Grammar School


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 12:25pm
Red Level 77 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm

iKids For Tomorrow: iPads!
iPads in your classroom? Where do you begin? This hands-on workshop is designed to help educators see and design educational experiences for students. Topics will include routines, expectations, apps, student work samples, and technical dos and don’ts. Please bring your device and curiosity with you to this engaging session!


Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 76 West Side West Side

2:00pm

Video Grammar: Improve Your Video

Learn 10 ways to improve your videos. See examples of what works and what can be done better. Receive handouts and web resources ranging from how to shooting better video (primary focus of presentation, lesson ideas, and demystifying the process of safely uploading work to the World Wide Web.


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Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 77 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse